kendhang paneteg alit

The kendhang paneteg ageng (right) and kendhang paneteg alit (left) of the gamelan monggang K.K. Gunturlaut.

A medium-sized membranophone with two hoop-mounted hide heads attached to a wooden shell by laces running back-and-forth the length of the instrument. Sliding rings surrounding pairs of these laces allow the performer to adjust the tension and pitch of the drumheads. The shell is shaped like a truncated cone, but with a very slight bulge near the wider end of the drum. Rests horizontally on a stand and only the larger of the two drumheads is sounded, the performer striking it with a stick beater that has a hard wooden ball at its end. It is sounded in combination with a kendhang paneteg ageng, either by a single or a pair of drummers. Found only in a few archaic types of palace gamelans.